Study Abroad Japan: A photographer’s perspective
en photography instructor Patrick Navin traveled to Japan with his group of study abroad students, he was prepared to teach them photography in a new country. What he wasn't prepared for, however, was the surge of creativity that would overtake him.
"In terms of photography - I haven't felt so creative in a long time," explained Navin. "Sometimes I was waking up at 3 a.m. for a nighttime shoot, or I'd be photographing my food during lunch. I was just always making photographs."
Selected photos of Navin's are featured below; more shots from his time in Japan will be featured in the Helen S. Smith Gallery Sept. 22 through Oct. 30
Navin created a series of still life photos on his desktop in Japan.
This photo was taken shortly after a typhoon, causing the river by Navin's apartment to change from a stream to a torrent.
Every fall quarter, Green River students have the opportunity to study abroad in Japan at Kogakuin University. Through this 10-week program, students earn 15 Green River transfer credits in Digital Photography, Creative Writing and Japanese CultureFind more information here.